IS BACK... AND BLUE!
THIS WEEK'S DCT TV SHOOT... RAB MCCULLOUGH
LIVE AT THE KELTIC HOUSE. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 AT 9 PM.
1004 MAIN AVENUE PLAZA, FISHKILL, NY.
COME BE A PART OF A DCT BROADBAND VIDEO CONCERT.
Rab McCullough was an active contributor in the 60's and 70's when the blues baby came of age, sharing stages with his peers who went on to be Rock & Roll legends including Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and John Mayall & The Blues Breakers. Unfortunately, the violence and political unrest in Northern Ireland put an end to Rab's career and destroyed the once great music scene. Rab stopped touring and remained in Belfast picking up a job in the local steel mill to support his family.
In 1998 Rab traveled to Memphis, Tennessee - the home of the blues, where he performed at the famed Beale Street Music Festival. Rab earned immediate respect as a world class player from blues enthusiasts and musicians alike, including sidemen of Chuck Berry and the late great Muddy Waters. His performance in Memphis by all accounts, was one of the most intense ever witnessed at the festival. This proved to be the catalyst for Rab to resume the career that he thought he had lost forever.
In 2000 Rab took a trophy back to Belfast from The Blues Foundations' world renowned International Blues Challenge, and left his name on the tongues of everyone that witnessed the blistering performance in Memphis. This led to Rab's release of Belfast Blues, which received rave reviews in Canada and the US. Since then, Rab has collaborated on recordings with blues greats Dick Heckstall-Smith, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, as well as Hubert Sumlin, (Howlin Wolf), Nickie Scott (Van Morrison), Babi Floyd (Rolling Stones) Brian Mitchell, (Bob Dylan) Clark Gayton (Santana) and Tony Beard (Jeff Beck). His "Belfast Breakdown" album debuted at No.1 in November, 2003 on the Roots & Blues charts in France.
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The Digital Café Tour (DCT TV) produces multi-camera, live music concert videos and DIY Indie instructional documentaries for Broadband media.
DCT recognizes that folks today are more likely to discover live music on their IPods, cell phones or computers than they are to find it at a live venue. In order for live music to survive as an art form, it must be digitized and syndicated out to the place where audiences increasingly congregate... the Digital Universe. We use not only our own web presence to spread our message, but also the aggregated web presence of our entire collective of artists, sponsors, and industry professionals.
To see some clips from our 2006 Summer Concert Series, click the 'Concert Clips' menu option above. The 'Tools of the Trade' and 'Our Sponsors' will provide information about our pro-audio sponsors and the gear we use to create our videos. The 'Broaden Your Band' menu choice has some documentary video clips geared toward educating artists on how to build their music careers. To visit some of our artists' homepages, select the 'Our Artists' menu option.
DCT has compiled over 22 hours of concert and documentary footage from the Summer 2006 Concert series with more shows and documentary footage to be shot ongoing. Our content is updated frequently. CHECK OUT DCT TV!